Mr. Tippy had been living outside and being fed by someone. Then, one day he showed up with lameness in his rear leg, and he seemed to be in severe pain. A local friend was contacted who does rescuing; she contacted me to see if 4 Paws 1 Heart could help and, of course, we did. X rays were done on the leg and he was diagnosed with an abscess probably the result of a bite wound. Bite wounds are very painful and they cause infection. He was sedated so the infection could be cleaned out, we tested him for feluk/fiv, vaccinated him, checked for parasites/treated, and neutered him.
Mr. Tippy is doing great and went to a co-worker for fostering and adoption. Good Luck Mr. Tippy!!!
p.s. he got his name because of his white-tipped tail.